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Industrial Suppliers

There are different possibilities for suppliers to provide products and services to the European Spallation Source. This page provides an overview of these entryways and a guide to the best possible way for a company to become an ESS supplier.

The ESS project is broken down into sub-projects, including Accelerator Systems, the Target Systems, the Integrated Control System, and Neutron Scattering Systems. ESS encourages all potential suppliers to familiarise themselves with the organisation of ESS and its technical areas.

Companies are likewise encouraged to contact their country Industrial Liaison Officer (ILO), which are listed below. The ILOs hold first-hand knowledge on business and collaboration opportunities at ESS and are up to date on the status of each project.

ESS is a joint research infrastructure, which provides many opportunities for industry to contribute to the construction of the world’s most powerful neutron source. These are the different possibilities of going into business with ESS: 

Direct Procurement

Current and forthcoming procurement at ESS is displayed on our procurement page. Contract award notices are also posted on the website. Companies are invited to submit their online Business Profile to enable ESS to match potential suppliers with the relevant procurement at ESS.

ESS follows the European Spallation Source ERIC Procurement Rules, which are aligned with the EU treaty principles of transparency, non-discrimination and competition.

Sub-Supplier to In-Kind Partners

Around 40 percent of the ESS €1.843 B construction budget will be realised by means of In-Kind Contributions (IKCs) from European Partners. 

Each ESS In-Kind Partner follows its own procurement rules. Companies are encouraged to contact an organisation directly if they see a match between their company’s offerings and the listed IKC Agreement. Information on signed and approved in-kind agreements and their monetary values is available here. 

Sub-Supplier to Skanska

Skanska Sweden (75%) and Skanska UK (25%) are our partners for the civil works construction of ESS. As with our In-Kind Partners, Skanska follows its own procurement policies according to the Swedish construction industry regulations. All Skanska suppliers must conduct a prequalification, which is handled through the Skanska Supplier Portal. Here, suppliers can also upload current contact details and information about the goods or services they offer.

ILO Network

The European Spallation Source maintains a network of Industrial Liaison Offices (ILOs) located in ESS Partner Countries.

The purpose of the ILOs is to provide first-hand information on business and collaboration opportunities. Several events are organised each year to report on ESS procurement processes, In-Kind Contribution development and other collaboration projects.

ILO Contacts


Belgium

Martine Leclercq
Wallonia Trade & Investment Office
Kungsbroplan 2 (Post: Box 1040)
101 38 Stockholm
Tel: +46 8 20 14 96
E-mail: stockholm@awex-wallonia.com

Denmark

Arne Jensen
Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
Anker Engelunds Vej 1
Bygning 101A
2800 kgs. Lyngby
Denmark
Tel: +45 46 77 44 77
Email: arnje@fysik.dtu.dk

France

Antoine Daël
CEA/DSM/Irfu/SACM
Bât 123 - point courrier 11
91191 Gif Sur Yvette Cédex
Tel:  +33 1 69 08 59 75
Email: antoine.dael@cea.fr

Hungary

Dr. József Molnár
Deputy Director of ATOMKI
MTA ATOMKI
H-4026 Debrecen, Bem tér 18/c
Tel: +36 52 509 252
Email: jmolnar@atomki.hu

Netherlands

Ir. Toon Verhoeven
DIFFER, Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research
P.O. Box 6336
NL-5600 HH Eindhoven
Tel: +31 653402853
Email: A.G.A.Verhoeven@differ.nl

Poland

Dariusz Bocian, Ph.D.
The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics - Polish Academy of Science
Division of Scientific Equipment and Infrastructure Construction
ul. Radzikowskiego 152
31342 Krakow, Poland
Tel: +48 12 6628463
Email: ilo-ess@ifj.edu.pl
dariusz.bocian@ifj.edu.pl

Spain

Manuel Moreno
CDTI - Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology, C/ Cid 4
28001 Madrid
Tel: +34 91 581 55 00
Fax: + 34 91 581 55 94
Email: manuel.moreno@cdti.es

Switzerland

Michel Hübner
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Station 13 - Swiss Plasma Center
CH-1015 Lausanne
Tel: +41 21 693 34 91
Email: michel.hubner@epfl.ch

United Kingdom

Dr. Laura Sewell
STFC – Science & Technology Facilities Council
Polaris House
North Star Avenue
Swindon, SN2 1SZ
Tel: +44 1793 44 2190
Email: laura.sewell@stfc.ac.uk

 


Czech Republic

Jiri Janosec, Ph.D.
Technology Centre ASCR
Ve Struhách 27
160 000 Prague 6
Tel: +420 234 006 136
Email: janosec@tc.cz

Estonia

Ott Rebane
University of Tartu, Institute of Physics
Teatri väljak 3-307
10143 Tallinn
Tel: +372 737 6607
Email: ott.rebane@ut.ee

Germany

Dr. Ghaleb Natour
Central Institute of Engineering, Electronics and Analytics
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Wilhelm-Johnen-Straße
52425 Jülich
Tel: +49 2461 61-5045
Fax: +49 2461 61-6816
Email: g.natour@fz-juelich.de

Italy

Prof. Sandro Centro
University of Padua
Department of Physics
via F. Marzolo 8
I 35131 Padova
Tel: +39 49 827 7056 /
Email: centro@pd.infn.it

Norway

Ole Petter Nordahl
CERN
CH-1211 Geneva 23
Switzerland
Tel: +47 95223373
Email: opn@technologygroup.no

Portugal

Bruno Soares Gonçalves
Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear 
Instituto Superior Técnico 
Av. Rovisco Pais
1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
Tel: +351 21 841 7818
Email: bruno@ipfn.tecnico.ulisboa.pt

Sweden

Nataša Pahlm
Vinnova – Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems
Mäster Samuelsgatan 56
SE-101 58 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: +46 8 473 31 95 
E-mail: natasa.pahlm@vinnova.se

Turkey

M. Hakan Kiziltoprak
The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB)
Dumlupınar Bulvarı No:252 (Eskişehir Yolu 9.Km) 
06530 /ANKARA
Tel: +90 312 218 2039 
Email: cern@tobb.org.tr